Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 Partial Solar Eclipse


The sky was particularly cloudy this morning and the odd of being able to observe the partial solar eclipse was dim. But I together with some members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines went to AstroCamp Observatory in SM Mall of , San Miguel By The Bay in the afternoon and setup their equipment.

Fortunately, thick clouds started to break up in the afternoon and they were able to document and image the eclipse through thin haze and clouds. First contact did occur at 3:49pm (Phil Standard Time +8 GMT) at around 5 o'clock position.

We were able to observe and image the eclipse till it sets in the thin island slope of Corregidor. One nice composition of my shot at this time was a couple riding in a boat and getting a romantic view of the setting eclipse :)

Also notice is a "possible green flash effect" on the setting partial solar eclipse near Corregidor. This was noticed by fellow ALPer Andrew Ian Chan who has a similar image as well. It can be viewed below. The "green flash" can be found at the top tip of the eclipsed Sun just above the black clouds.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No pains, no gains..........................